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Gilead Sher

Former Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator of Israel's Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Barak. Co-chief negotiator in 1999-2001 at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks.

Sher served under the late PM Rabin, as delegate to the 1994-5 Interim Agreement negotiations. In 2002 he co-authored and published with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Israeli Policy Initiative for unilateral disengagement, and in 2003 Legal Aspects of Settlement Evacuation for Harvard Law School.

His book The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001: Within Reach was published by Routledge in 2006. 

Sher is a Colonel (Res.), a former brigade commander and deputy division commander in the IDF. Board member, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Guest lecturer on dispute resolution at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sher is a founding senior partner of the law firm Aaronsohn, Sher, Aboulafia, Amoday & Co., ranked one of Israel’s top twenty firms.

Lecture Topics

 The Two-State Solution: The Negotiations towards ending the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

 The Middle East: strategic, political and regional analyses.

 Security and Human Rights

  Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century . The Art and Practice of Political Negotiations.      

 A Special Regime model in the Old City of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites.

 The Art and Practice of complex Negotiations. .  

 Coping With Terrorism: The Israeli Survival Kit. 

 The Peace Process – Vision Versus Reality: the realistic options.  Dispute Resolution In Intractable Conflicts: Lessons Drawn from the Palestinian–Israeli Negotiations Camp David  Summit (2000):  What Went Wrong? Lessons for the Future.


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